The Buzz: La Madeleine
Tulsa's Cherry street snags the state's first franchise of this French-inspired cafe.
When plans to open a location of the Texas-based chain in Tulsa surfaced earlier this year, the buzz quickly reached fever pitch. Now open for several months, business is brisk for la Madeleine, whose location on tony Cherry Street certainly doesn’t hurt. Diners flock to the fast-casual eatery for French-infused cuisine, including signature items like Tomato Basil soup, Strawberries Romanoff and Chicken Friand, puff pastry filled with chicken, mushrooms and béchamel topped with a mushroom sauce. Sandwiches are served hot and cold with choice of chips, pasta salad or fresh fruit. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, no meal at la Madeleine is complete without one of the café’s numerous sweet treats. 1523 E. 15th St., Tulsa. www.lamadeleine.com